Wednesday it’s time for our annual change of leadership, when Past President Glenn Schmidt hosts a light roasting/toasting of outgoing President Jeanne Fangman, and we induct the 2018-19 Board and Officers:  
•President - Steve Laine
•President Elect - Rob Marschke
•Past President - Jeanne Fangman
•Club Treasurer - Kelso Kelly
•Club Assistant Treasurer - Bonnie Titley
•Club-secretary - Rod Morrison
•Executive Secretary - Phyllis Abt
•Director: Cindy De Groot - 2019
•Director: Kathy Nicol - 2019
•Director: Steve Vessey - 2020
•Director: Jean Lamm - 2020
•Director: Annette Geiselman - 2021
•Director: Robin Steele - 2021
Incoming President Steve Laine graduated from UCLA in 1984, and is the owner of MKO Financial.  He joined Rotary in 2006, and has served on the membership committee, board of directors, participated  in the four-way program and co-chaired the RYLA and Young RYLA committee.  Steve is a graduate of Rotary Leadership Institute.
Steve and his wife Kristine have three children; Matthew, who just graduated from CSU, Katherine now attending CSU, and Olivia, a freshman at Fossil Ridge High School this fall.  Steve says he is looking forward to a great year for our Club as we continue to make a positive impact on our community and the world.
Now Past-President Jeanne Fangman joined the Rotary Club of Fort Collins in 1994 (sponsored by Julie Johnson-Hafner).  Her Rotary involvement includes being Treasurer of Rotary READ since 1999, Chair of the Care and Recognition Committee, the Membership Committee and on the Community Grants Committee.    She joined the Board of Directors in 2013-14, served as Club Secretary in 2014-15 and was recognized as Quiet Rotarian in May, 2013. 
Wednesday June 13, Bonnie Titley awarded Paul Harris Fellows to close friends Janice Skinner and Richard Crandall.  These bring the total PHF's sponsored by Bonnie to 25 - Amazing.  Thanks Bonnie.  
The Paul Harris Fellow was established in 1957 to honor Rotary Founder Paul Harris, to express appreciation for anyone contributing $1000 or more to support the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.  Those program include an array of programs that save and invigorate lives around the world and enhance international friendships and understanding.  Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations and shelter for millions of people.  Rotarians may also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to another person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of the Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace.   

Our June 13th speaker, RCFC Member Nate Lamkin, came to Fort Collins from Massachusetts, where he served as a senior management member for Care Dimensions, the largest non-profit hospice in that state.  He has been the President of Pathways Care since May of 2017.  He started with the history of hospice starting in medieval Europe, and the modern start in the UK in 1967.  The first US hospice was established in Connecticut in 1973. 

Today there are 4382 Medicare certified hospice facilities in the US.  Lamkin indicated the average length of stay is 71 days, with the median stay 24 days, indicating most hospice engagements are long, but at least half are very short - less than 24 days.  He went on to note what hospice is NOT: abandoning hope, either hastening or prolonging death, over medication, or only for those actively dying.  Nate noted that hospice's core focus is on quality of life until the end, focusing on comfort care and assisting the person spend their remaining days where they consider "home".  

June 1 and 2, Twenty volunteers, from the Satellite along with Noon members, Rotary After Works members and a few Kiwanis had a successful painting weekend, painting the Cheetah, Otters, and Dinos classrooms for The Family Center.  Since 1995, The Family Center/La Familia, a bilingual organization, has offered high quality early childhood education and family strengthening services.  Thanks to everyone that helped!
RYLA Alum Jai Ramchander was introduced by Committee Chair Lloyd Thomas.  Jai will be a junior at Fossil Ridge H.S., and is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math Honor Society and the Sexual Assault Resource Team, a PSD's initiative to "promote community dialog and information about sexual assault".  He is Goalie for the J.V. soccer team, plays saxophone in Recreational Jazz Band, mentors academically challenged kids at the Boys & Girls Club, and volunteers at the "Loveland Kids Pack" (a collaborative project with the Loveland Rotary Club and the Larimer Co. food bank.)  Thanks Jai!
President Jeanne Fangman exchanges banners with Rotarian Jean Pierre Dayan, of France, a guest of Betty Brown.  Jean Pierre was accompanied by his son Franck, who is a professor at CSU.
Last week, Professor (University of Colorado) and author Dr Patty Limerick shared her insights into the Bear Ears National Monument controversy which is now being debated through the US court system. The 1906 Antiquities Act gave  a US president the power to create national monuments, but it is not clear whether the law grants Presidents the power to reduce.  In 2016 President Barack Obama created this monument  but a year later Donald Trump has attempted to dramatically (85%) reduce the size of Bears Ear.   
Patty detailed for us the historical and cultural reasons why a simple "pro or con" stance on this issue is difficult. The historical perspective was described as "largely absent from the (current) public debate".  Does the transition of large tracts of land from public or Native Americans to private ownership, or from private ownership to Federal ownership represent progress?  How has our appreciation of the beauty of arid lands changed our value of such property (especially in the west)?  Is the (unchallenged) presidential power to create (or change) national monuments desirable or appropriate?  What is unique about this site?
In Utah (as well as other parts of this continent) we must consider the historical and cultural connection between land and Native American peoples and how it differed from the European settlers beliefs.  Especially unique to Utah is the LDS influence.  Brigham Young wrote of the importance of stewardship of the land.  Early on, the church distributed land before the Federal government took on this role.  The church practiced peaceful relationships with the Natives.  In spite of more recent conflicts, the LDS church historically has been supportive of the Federal Government.
So often the history behind a current conflict has been forgotten; Dr Limerick helped us remember the value of understanding history in one of many present day debates.
Past President Glenn Schmidt inducted RCFC's newest member, Debora Bernagozzi, sponsored by Martin Limbird.  Debora is primarily a video, photography, media and fiber artist.  Welcome Debora!
RYLA Chair Lloyd Thomas introduced two RYLA students joining us for lunch.  Isha Agarwal and Nehal Patel are both incoming Seniors at Liberty Common H.S.  Both are excellent academic students and athletes as well as community volunteers.  Nehal maintains a GPA of 3.9 and Isha keeps a 4.2 GPA.  
Last week Centennial Chair Lynne Baker led a talented troupe of RCFC members in a reenactment of a 10th anniversary FCRC meeting.  Fine acting and period dress effectively took us back to 1928. 
1928 President Arthur Johnson (Stacy Plemmons) spoke first; reviewing the many accomplishments during the club's first 10 years. Highlights included the Committee to Investigate Vice's recommendation to control venereal disease in our fair city and their success "keeping Ft Collins dry".  The club had raised dues from $1 to $12 per month, and used funds to adopt a French orphan from the War to End All Wars, help build the Armory Building, support the YMCA and a boys camp at Red Feather, provide milk and a Christmas program for indigent school children and provide interest free loans to students at the Agricultural College.  
The next speaker was Rotary's "5th Founder", Harry Ruggles (Martin Limbird) who is credited with introducing singing and the Rotary songbook.  We sang 2 songs from that era.  Should we be concerned that everyone seemed to know the words to "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"?
Sylvester Sheely (Eric Peterson), visiting from Chicago, described how he and Paul Harris started Rotary in 1905 as a group where local businessmen could communicate and support one another, subsequently adding "service" to the mission.  He then introduced the keynote speaker, Founder Paul Harris (Guy Kelly) who reviewed the origins of Rotary, his time in Colorado, and his travel abroad, plus Rotary's role in building peace. 
"Paul" also announced that a real 1928 issue, "the Rotary Gearwheel controversy" was resolved (how many cogs, plus the key slot that allowed the wheel to go from passive to active), establishing today's Rotary symbol.
The presentation ending with the speculation of what the club might look like at it's 100th anniversary.  Special program "credits" were given to Guy Kelley for his writing, acting and (I suspect) directing this presentation which got us all in the mood for our centennial celebration.
Student of the Month Committee Chair, Jack Vogt introduced Dave Fox, teacher at the Poudre Community Academy, who in turn introduced RCFC's Student of the Month, Candy Murphy.  The Poudre Community Academy conducts classes four days a week, leaving Wednesday for Service Learning activities.  Candy works at the Wellington Animal Rescue (lives on the site!) and specializes in using human patience to relax scared pets.  Candy's proud parents, Tony and Stephany attended. 
May 23, TRF Committee Chair Mike Sollenberger presented Justice Nicol with her first Paul Harris Fellow pin.  Ron Stoops received his pin for PHF+5.  Thanks to you both!

May 23rd, Club member Kirvin Knox was introduced by Dave Stewart.  Mr. Knox informed us that no bill had been passed yet so he addressed what may likely be in the bill with some additional color of various aspects that impact the content of the bill.  He informed us that there has been much analysis of the bill along with a heavy lobbying effort in support of the bill’s passage.  The bill is deemed a national security issue to ensure there is an adequate food supply.  The Farm Bill is the primary vehicle used to address issues around food adequacy in our country.

The first food bill was the Agricultural Adjustment Act passed in 1933 and it contained provisions to pay farmers for not growing food crops.  Some of the more interesting commodity food price comparisons from 1949 to 2017 are:  Corn, from $1.24/bushel to $3.36/bushel; cotton from $28.60/hundred weight to $67.40; milk from $.82/gallon to $3.23 and wheat from $1.88/bushel to $4.60.  The point was made that global commodity markets impact our prices and government subsidies kick in when the price goes below the cost of production.

The bill will likely have 10 sections called Titles. The various titles address biofuels, conservation, wildlife habitat, NAFTA, food stamps, credit (the Farm Credit System), rural development, forestry and horticulture.  We import half of our food in America from overseas and 42 million Americans are “food insecure”, meaning their household incomes are insufficient to feed their families.

Four members were listed in last week's Rotogear as District Rotarian of the Year.  Which RCFC Member (2017) was left out of that list?  Hint: Think Flowers.  
Wednesday, May 16 District Governor Bill Emsley, his wife Tracey, and Sudeep from Nepal, visited RCFC and re-presented Bill Timpson with the District 5440 Rotarian of the Year honor.  DG Emsley praised Timpson for his leadership in Peace and Reconciliation worldwide, and his initiatives within and through Rotary to bring peace.  Sudeep presented a banner from his club to President Jeanne Fangman.   
Henry Weisser introduced Matt Marietta, principal of Timnath school, who, in turn, introduced Christine Sanchez as Teacher of the Month.  Christine has been an educator for 23 years, three of them at Timnath.  Her specialty is teaching English as a Second Language.  She even works during the summer with “emerging bilinguals” with what seems to be tireless passion.  Sanchez noted that PSD students speak 56 different languages, and more than 2000 students are involved in emerging bilingual learning.   
Double Jeopardy Answer:  District 5440 2017 Rotarian of the Year; Assistant District Governor; Past President 2004-05; Fund Raising Committee; Birthdays Committee Chair; Fellowship Committee Chair; Rotary PETs and RLI Instructor; District Polio Chair 2012-present; District Awards Committee!  The Question?  "Who is  Judy Boggs?"  Congratulations, and Thanks, Judy!

Harry Weisner introduced our very own Bob Meroney, who gave us a very thorough description of trickery, the history and if there is any way to avoid scams.  Scams date back to the early 300 B.C., using insurance fraud for boats not returning to Athens with goods – Bottomry.

In 2017 there were 16.7 million reports of fraud, identity theft or other means of deception.  70% of frauds are done with the telephone.  The largest group duped by this means range in ages 20-29, but those over 70, only duped 18%, but with higher dollar amounts.

There are several means of deception, the Top 10 are:  Imposters, Telephone, Prizes & promises of lottery winnings, Shop @ Home schemes, Internet, Foreign Money promises, Travel & Timeshare, Business or Job Opportunities, Advance payment for Credit, and Health Care.  Several examples of these frauds were shared by Bob, including the Grandparent Scam, of the grandchild calling and needing money immediately to avoid trouble.

What can you do to eliminate vulnerability?  Sorry, nothing.  Be alert, be cautious.  And don’t give out information to anyone that you may have concerns about.  Always hang up and call your own contacts for whoever has just called you or emailed you.

At the District Convention May 3-5 in Estes Park, Dr. William Timpson was awarded  the Rotarian of the Year award for his work in peace building and conflict resolution.  Dr. Timpson has worked extensively in Burundi on peace and reconciliation, has been awarded multiple Global Matching Grants, and has started a peace initiative in Fort Collins.  In recent years, District-wide Rotarian of the Year awards have been presented to Chuck Rutenberg, Phyllis Abt and Bill and Gentry Moellenhoff.  It was a proud moment for Bill and for our club.  
In addition, Satellite Chair Jon Land gave a well received presentation on why, as a young professional, he became a Rotarian.  RCFC also received the District Governor's Citation for meeting and exceeding goals, including membership, service and commitment.   Amy and Lars  Larson, along with Martin Limbird and Del Benson entertained the group with Western music.   Our club was truly well acknowledged!  
President Jeanne Fangman announced that fourteen RCFC Members were awarded the District Governor's "People of Action" citation at the recent District Conference. 
District recognition included RCFC members Justie Nicol, Kathy Nicol, Del Benson, Jeanne Fangman, Ross Lane, Judy Lane, Annette Geiselman, John Trone, Robin Steele, Stacy Plemmons, Kelso Kelly, Jack Vogt, Marty Bachman, and Martin Nelson.  
The RCFC Satellite is hosting their 3rd Annual fundraiser, BBBrew for Hope, a Kansas City BBQ Sanctioned Competition featuring unlimited competition BBQ, beer from Horse & Dragon Brewery and live music. This event is raises money for ChildSafe Colorado, CSU Ag Adventures and our own Rotary Club's International Projects & Grants Committee. 
In the past 2 years BBBrews has raised just under $17,000!!   Access Sponsorship Levels Here > Tickets Can Be Purchased Here 
BBBrews attendees tend to be mid-career and retired professionals with local ties and a heart for philanthropy.   Only 350 tickets will be sold! ​  
Tickets are $40.00 per person and include: one complimentary local craft beer, unlimited BBQ to be prepared by the BBQ competitors and the opportunity to vote for the people’s choice.  Click here to watch us on KDVR last year promoting the event
WHEN: July 28th • 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: B.W. Pickett Equine Center (CSU Equine Center)
Wednesday, May 9th, Coloradoan columnist Katy Piotrowski, presented "Encore Careers".     Starting with Bridges model of transitions, she talked about the three phases - Letting Go of the past; the Neutral Zone; and the New Beginnings.  She noted that the Neutral Zone, when things feel the most unstable and vulnerable, is also the most creative period.  She suggested journalling, considering your "super power", and 'experimenting' as helpful practices.
Piotrowski also listed many examples of people who have changed careers completely, from lawyer to call center employee, state official to entrepreneur, finance executive to craftsman, etc.  
Wednesday, May 2, RCFC inducted our two newest members, Tavia Mirassou-Wolf and Mara Cosgrove.  Both are Satellite Members, and sponsored by Robin Steele.  Tavia is the Manager of Communications and Development for Sustainable International Schools.  Mara is the Philanthropy Director for Habitat for Humanity.  Please welcome our newest Rotarians.  
Committee Chair Warren Wilson introduced Capt. Brittany Rhanes of CSU's AFROTC wing.  Capt. Rhanes in turn introduced Cadet Madison Moore, as this month's Cadet of the Month.  Moore is from Pueblo and planning to enter military intelligence.  

Last week Scholarships Committee Chair Susan Gutowsky MC'ed our celebration of higher education and this years' RCFC college scholarship winners. 

Scholarship Winners included:

Alaa Eldeiry – Fort Collins High School – CSU – Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
Lindsey Farber – Centennial High School – Front Range Community College - Nursing
Kate Fieseler – Poudre High School – CSU – Biochemistry/Chemistry
Christina Harris – Front Range Community College – Nursing
Christian Lopez – Centennial High School – Front Range Community College –Science/Math (Mechanical Engineering)
Diana Mantilla – Fossil Ridge High School – CSU - Biology
Linda Quintanilla – Front Range Community College – Nursing
Greta White – Rocky Mountain High School – CSU – Neuroscience
Malak Younis – Rocky Mountain High School – CSU - Business
Jen Siripachana - CSU - Biology 
Lexi Miller – Poudre High – CSU – Animal Science/Ag Business 
Our keynote speaker, Hayden Ahlbrandt, detailed his personal student journey as an illustration and source of encouragement to these soon-to-be college students.  Hayden is a PSD and CSU graduate and currently Degree Analyst and counselor at CSU.  His story started with his desire and journey to leave Ft Collins followed by his return to CSU; his frequent academic major changes and the lessons learned along the way. He emphasized the importance of his campus involvement and faculty guidance that often went beyond what might be expected to mentor a young man in his search.  He shared how he went from engineering student to history student to teacher to counselor.  The take home message was "listen, evaluate, learn who you are", always be yourself and be open to change.
Immediately following this talk, member Del Benson challenged the scholarship recipients to become Rotoract members.
Meeting Information

Welcome to our Club!

Meetings: Wednesday Noon
Drake Center (Lunch)
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO  80526
United States
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